“Steve Bannon was integral to Trump’s victory last November,” said one senior administration official. “The president built his own platform, but Steve translated it into policy. He’s the man that most embodies the base outside of the president. He’s the highest-level expression of the platform that got the president elected, and the president knows that.” … [Read more...] about Bannon out at White House
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The Blake shooting happened three months after George Floyd died while being restrained by police officers in Minneapolis, a death that was captured on bystander video and sparked outrage and protests that spread across the United States and beyond. The galvanized Black Lives Matter movement put a spotlight on inequitable policing and became a fault line in politics, with President Donald Trump criticizing protesters and aggressively pressing a law-and-order message that he sought to capitalize on in Wisconsin and other swing states. … [Read more...] about No charges against Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake
But when China announced in 2018 that it would build the $80 million CDC headquarters in Addis Ababa, Washington was outraged. "The Chinese want to build the CDC to eventually steal the data from all the other centers," an unnamed Trump administration official told the Financial Times in February. "If the Chinese build the headquarters, the US will have nothing to do with Africa CDC." Recent reports that the Chinese hacked and bugged the African Union building they also built in Addis Ababa give the US claims more credence. … [Read more...] about China keeps promising its African allies that coronavirus vaccines for the continent are a priority. But where are they?
Indonesia has already received at least 3 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine. Though regulators have not yet signed off on approval, authorities announced the mass vaccination program will begin on January 13, with the first shot given to President Joko Widodo. … [Read more...] about What we know about Asia Pacific’s Covid-19 vaccines